"Power of Pause®"
an opportunity to take time out, revitalize, and advance a
group's ability to succeed.
For over 20 years, Nance has designed and delivered inspirational,
strategic and educational retreats that foster a group's
ability to trust, be creative, break new ground, and enjoy
time together in ways that strengthen relationships.
varies from one day to several days depending upon the
objectives, budget, location, and group size. Clients include
businesses, foundations, boards, nonprofits, universities,
men/women's groups and families.
Participants find that they:
Immediately apply insights
Have a stronger team or esprit de corps.
Raise their Communication IQ and have fewer snafus
Identify and resolve differences by having
- Overcome personal and professional roadblocks, often based on the past or misunderstandings.
Gain valuable insights - through laughter, recreation, sticking their neck
out by speaking up, or trying something new together - that
restore their spirits and enable them to more quickly and
thoughtfully achieve individual and group goals
Topics include, but aren't limited to:
Regrouping after a
change in leadership, ownership or addition of new members
Partnership and family-owned company issues
Having participated in nine retreats with Ms. Guilmartin
during these two years, she has never disappointed and we have
always gotten valuable results. I heartily and without
reservation recommend her.
Florida International University
has facilitated retreats for us involving board members,
physicians, scientists, and other key leaders. She helped us
crystallize the agendas and 'real' objectives of the meetings,
and served as a catalyst for collaborative decision
Goodwin, MD, FACS
University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
"You took nine CEO's, all from different walks of life,
on a journey that gave us a powerful appreciation for what
makes each of us unique. We left our retreat amazed at how
much we had learned about ourselves and the ways we can
unconsciously shut down or open up others in our personal and
Saunders - Forum Moderator, Young Presidents' Organization
NEW: Special Program:
"Outside the Box"
Learning-Ropes Course and Outward Bound type exercises...
Nance has teamed up with a veteran educator who
works with her clients at retreats to provide customized team
The exercises quickly provide kinesthetic and
'outside the box' ways for groups and individuals
to reinvent their approach to communication, leadership and
Entertaining and thought- provoking. Low risk and
can be done indoors or outdoors.
MEETINGS: Decision-making Breakthroughs
times when clients ask Nance to facilitate one-day Board
meetings, special topic meetings or problem solving retreats.
Rather than providing traditional retreat experiences to teach
new skills or generate teamwork, these meetings help an
organization that has a single point focus and is often on a
deadline driven mission. Or, they help a group of senior
executives get past roadblocks and make key decisions.
Sometimes clients just want a facilitator who has a
background, such as Nance has, in working
with sensitive and often politically charged topics among
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approached the first retreat confident that Nance would add
She exceeded my expectations as evidenced by the fact
that within six weeks,
I utilized her at two additional
David Hampson -
Willis Corroon Corporation
helped us, on the one hand, to make some broad organizational
decisions while at the same time teaching us how to listen to
each other and to work more productively
retreat was a remarkable demonstration of the power of her own
listening skills and she served as an extremely effective
model and mentor for all of us."
Executive Director, CAST, Center for Applied Special
"Thank you for not only attending to our group needs, but
also your efforts to get to know us as individuals. You really helped to move us forward. I hope [we] have future
opportunities to spend time with you."
participant in recent retreat
Power of Pause®
Approach? Applied Learning
Courageous Conversations: One
day advanced session teaches individuals or teams a
practical but powerful process for preparing for and
having important conversations dealing with:
intractable problems, pricing, personnel, promotions,
profits, strategy, conflicts, projects, and
No matter what the venue, an interactive, applied
"SEE ONE - DO ONE - TEACH ONE"
approach is used.
Workshops, speeches, and consulting enable participants to
take home new practices for immediate use with customers,
peers, employees, and investors.
Problem Solving and
Effective Communication: One
day session challenges employees of any level in an
organization to learn communication power tools to
clarify expectations, respond thoughtfully under
heated circumstances, get curious instead of reactive,
and learn to identify the hidden problem or solution
beneath what's initially presented at the
Conversations: This 1-2 hour session
teaches professionals and the general public the art
of offering, asking for and receiving comfort during
life's inevitably awkward or difficult moments.
one day after your Courageous Conversations workshop, we
used the techniques you taught us to uncover the
"real" problem with a key client. Our account is
back on solid ground and we look forward to working with you
in the future."
Jens Bang - President and Chief
Operating Officer, Cone, Inc.
workshop on Team Building and Customer Relations Skills was
the best coaching session our trainers have ever
attended. What impressed me the most was how you
incorporated our pre-seminar discussions regarding the
division's goals for 2002 and the areas that were holding
the team back. Now we're moving forward!"
David Anderson - Former Director Environmental Health and Safety Consulting and Regulatory Training Services, Clean Harbors, Inc.
Customized workshops can be created
based on the needs of your organization.
for more information
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